July 21-22, 2017

Participation/Certification Course Dentists and Dental Hygienists
A Standard Proficiency Certification Course in Laser Dentistry

Robert Convissar, D.D.S., B.S.

Candidates who successfully complete this course and its prerequisites* will receive a Certificate of Standard Proficiency in Dental Lasers recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry, an international organization with more than 1200 members in over 25 countries.

Has the hoopla surrounding the introduction of lasers to dentistry been more smoke than substance? Since 1990, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of SEVEN different wavelengths for dental use. These different wavelengths create a world of difference in how the lasers operate, and their usefulness in the oral cavity. The use of lasers for specific procedures found in everyday general practice will be highlighted. The first day will detail laser use in the following subject matters:
Non-Surgical, Surgical and Regenerative
Periodontal Therapy
Surgical and Restorative Implantology
Fixed and Removable Prosthetics
Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery/Oral Pathology
Pediatric and Adolescent Operative Dentistry
Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
Practice Management/Marketing

The second day workshop will give each participant hands-on experience with the various wavelengths, performing surgical procedures on in-vitro models. Real time videos of routine laser procedures will be part of the in-depth discussion of specific instrument settings and techniques for laser surgical procedures.

At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be familiar with the various wavelengths used in dentistry today, their effects on oral tissues, and their uses for specific oral diseases and pathologies found in everyday practice. They will be able to incorporate this knowledge into a basis for determining which laser wavelength is most appropriate for their practice, and be able to incorporate hard and soft tissue laser dentistry into their practices first thing tomorrow morning.

Robert Convissar, D.D.S., B.S., obtained his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry in 1980. Previously receiving his B.S. Cum Laude from Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y in Biology. Dr. Convissar is a pioneer in the field of laser dentistry and one of the first dentists to incorporate lasers into general practice. He has over 22 years of experience with CO2, Nd.YAG, Diode and Erbium wavelengths. The author of over 15 peer reviewed papers and author/coauthor of 4 textbooks on laser dentistry, his latest textbook, Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry, published in September of 2010 is the # 1 selling laser dentistry textbook in the world.

Dr. Convissar has presented over 300 laser seminars on all 5 continents. Dr. Convissar practices laser, cosmetic and restorative dentistry in New York. He also serves as Director of Laser Dentistry at New York Hospital Medical Center since 1992.

He is the author of the textbooks Lasers and Light Amplification in Dentistry (October 2000), Lasers in Clinical Dentistry (October 2004) and Clinical Atlas of Laser Dentistry (2007). He is also the guest editor of Textbook of Lasers in Clinical Dentistry – (October 2004).

Check-in: TBD, 7:30 AM
Program: Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(The course will end at 1:00 PM for those who want to take the Certification test
and at 12:00 PM for those who do not want to take the test.)

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Two Step Savings
Register before May 26, 2017 to receive a 15% discount.
Register before June 22, 2017 to receive a 12% discount.

Dentist: $595.00
Dentist: $595.00 - 15% = $505.75
Dentist: $595.00 - 12% = $524.00
Additional Staff Member: $285.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 160456A)
AGD Code: 260/497 Hours: 12

The Dental School thanks LightScalpel & Crystalmark Dental for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this continuing education program.


The candidate must own a laser or have access to a laser, and have taken a previous introductory laser course. The candidate must become a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. A free introductory course on lasers is available on the Academy of Laser Dentistry Website at:

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